Xu Lifeng, Henke Michael, and Buck-Sorlin Gerhard (Zhejiang University of Technology)


Model category FSPM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Organs, Whole_plant, Field
Licence open_source
Operating system MacOs, Windows, Linux
Programming language Java, RGG, XL
Format of model inputs and outputs Text files
Species studied Rice
Execution environment Console, Stand-alone application
Modelling environment GroIMP

Scientific article

A functional–structural model of rice linking quantitative genetic information with morphological development and physiological processes.
Lifeng Xu,Michael Henke,Jun Zhu,Winfried Kurth and Gerhard Buck-Sorlin
Annals of Botany, 2010-10-29 View paper

Model description

An rice FSPM including major mophogenetic rules and physiological processes, and also including a genetic model with QTLs controlling the plant height. It considering vegetative and generative development based on sink (growth of organs) and source (photosynthesis according to Farquhar) activity. The photosynthesis model is invoked for each leaf blade and coupled with a radiation model, which provides an estimate of intercepted light per leaf blade, computed from the position and type of light sources and the canopy structure

Some case studies

Rice model integrating information from dynamic development of phenotype and structure.